Mobility

A Quantitative Analysis of Handover Time at MAC Layer for Wireless Mobile Networks

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Executive Summary

Extensive studies have been carried out for reducing the handover time of wireless mobile network at Medium Access Control (MAC) layer. However, none of them show the impact of reduced handover time on the overall performance of wireless mobile networks. This paper presents a quantitative analysis to show the impact of reduced handover time on the performance of wireless mobile networks. The proposed quantitative model incorporates many critical performance parameters involve in reducing the handover time for wireless mobile networks. In addition, the authors analyze the use of active scanning technique with comparatively shorter beacon interval time in a handoff process.

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